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Project Engineer, Sustaining Capital

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  • Competitive Rate:

  • Immediate Start

About Our Client:

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining group that focuses on finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources. Rio Tinto has a long history filled with firsts. They have developed some of the world's largest and best quality mines and operations, and have people working in 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: their materials make up the world around us.

About the Role:

WorkPac are currently seeking an experienced Project Engineer for Management of multiple Sustaining Capital projects at Tom Price, Marandoo or Western Turner mine sites, typically ranging from $2M to 20M.

Preferred Background / Industry Experience:

  • Experience with project management in studies and construction (leading project team for full life cycle).

  • Experience with project engineering in studies and construction (part of project team for full life cycle).

  • Experience with project management or project engineering in studies or construction (partial life cycle).

  • Experience with delivering capital projects (gated framework).

  • Experience within RTIO (particularly in Studies teams, Project Delivery teams or at Greater Tom Price sites).

  • Experience with project delivery in the Pilbara.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical, Electrical, or Structural

  • Trade Certificate + Project Management

  • Manual C Driver's License

Project Lead will be responsible for:

  • Manage projects through lifecycle (pre-feasibility study, feasibility study, execution, commissioning, handover, closeout).

  • Management of all project elements (cost, quality, schedule, site delivery & safety) related to capital projects in accordance with the Rio Tinto Sustaining Capital Portfolio Framework using standard tools, procedures, and specifications.

  • Management of works required to complete each project phase including (but not limited to) client requirements, options analysis, site investigation, data collection, carbon reduction strategy, detailed design, technical reviews, risk assessments and workshops, developing project delivery strategy, tendering, tender evaluation, procurement, contract award, early contractor involvement, shutdown planning, resources planning, construction, commissioning, handover, and close out.

  • Produce and/or provide input into project deliverables at each project phase including consultants briefs, implementation scope of works, deliverable lists, sourcing strategy, stage gate presentations, project approval committee presentations, funding applications, memorandums of understanding, cost estimates, cost forecasts, project schedules, weekly reporting, monthly reporting.

  • Management of, and liaison with, the project team:

  • Provide guidance and support to project engineers, site engineers and on-site project advisors

  • Collaborate well with project support functions (including procurement, cost analysis, estimators, planners, shutdown schedulers, travel, accommodation, and mobilisation teams).

  • Manage consultants; engineering service providers and contractors in the delivery of projects ensuring project objectives are met.

  • Challenge stakeholders, consultants, contractors etc to develop innovative solutions with a particular focus on reducing carbon emissions.

  • Provide leadership in the management of all aspects of health, safety, environment & community in relation to their capital projects.

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Liaise with internal RTIO clients and stakeholders (maintenance, operations, plant, mining) to understand client requirements.

  • Develop and gain agreement from key stakeholders on co-commitments for project delivery.

  • Engage stakeholde, technical assurance, and engineering support teams in design reviews.

  • Develop relationships, engage, and liaise with all stakeholders providing progress updates of engineering and construction activities in accordance with the project schedule.


  • Provide progress reports and updates as required and directed by your team leader.

  • Provide input for and participate in project progress reviews, steering committee meetings, cost forecasting updates, schedule updates.

  • Develop and maintain accurate cost estimating, cost forecasting and analysis in accordance with Capital Accounting principles.

How to Apply:

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WorkPac Principal Consultant:

Job Reference Number: TMPRIJ202270736- Konrad Poprawa

Please be aware that proof of COVID-19 vaccination may apply in accordance with Public Health Orders, State Health Directions and/or site-specific Health and Safety requirements.

About WorkPac

WorkPac is Australia's leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, light industrial and healthcare sectors. We are proud to partner with some of the country's leading companies to deliver rewarding permanent, contract, temporary and traineeship recruitment opportunities.

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

Job title: Project Engineer, Sustaining Capital
Contract type: Casual
Location: Perth
Industry: Engineering Mining, Oil and Gas
Job expiry: 2022-05-24
Reference: TMPRIJ202270736


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